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" Cable has come along; many all-news 24 hour cable outlets in the United States. They have cut deeply into the traditional networks' viewing audience. "
" I looked at the world with the humaneness, I think, which is one of the hallmarks of being liberal in my mind. "
" Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough. "
" In journalism, we recognize a kind of hierarchy of fame among the famous. We measure it in two ways: by the length of an obituary and by how far in advance it is prepared. Presidents, former presidents, and certain heads of state are at the top of the chain. "
" Anchormen shouldn't cry. "
" The democratic system is challenged by the failure in television because our evening news programmes have gone for an attempt to entertain as much as to inform in the desperate fight for ratings. "
" If every small nation with a border dispute believes they can go ahead and launch a pre-emptive war and that it will be approved by the greatest power, that is a very dangerous thing. "
" Give news a little more time, and don't request that they also, in their news time, entertain. We're not entertainers. We're journalists. And we need more time to do our job well. "
" When I stepped down from the evening news at the age of 65, in '81, things were still going well. Immediately after that, the whole tenor of the CBS News Department changed. "
" We need not only an executive to make international law, but we need the military forces to enforce that law and the judicial system to bring the criminals to justice before they have the opportunity to build military forces that use these horrid weapons that rogue nations and movements can get hold of - germs and atomic weapons. "
" The successful landing on the moon, very probably, is the best story. "
" All through my life, I have never disguised my sentiments about politics in general. "
" The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck. "
" I don't believe in these headline-hunting interviews. That's just not my style. "
" I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got. "
" It's hard for us to really understand the immensity so far of the conquest of space. "
" Maybe I'm just a slow learner or something, but I like to have things laid out as plainly and simply as possible. "
" We all have our likes and our dislikes. But... when we're doing news - when we're doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we're doing the daily news, covering politics - it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism. "
" The whole period of the '60s changed a lot of us; there was never a decade like that in American history... to have the decade capture one of the great accomplishments of this century: man landing on the moon. "
" No, I don't think my generation got into this dinosaur thing. "
" There's no story that breaks, including a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn, that I don't wish I were covering. "
" I think that our comfort is in our history. "
" I'm one of the best condensers in the business. "
" I worry that we're not getting enough of the news that we need to make informed judgments as citizens. "
" We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory. "
" With all this dolling up and featuring of the news, it's getter harder and harder just to get the facts of the story. "
" I think that the failure of newspaper competition in a community is a very serious handicap to the dissemination of the knowledge that the citizens need to participate in a democracy. "
" I am joining the hundreds of thousands who shall be marching in the Virtual March on Washington to Stop Global Warming in order to demonstrate the concern that we all hold for the future of our planet and all the living things - flora, fauna, human and animal - that exist upon it. "
" And that's the way it is. "
" Court proceedings, except for certain limited situations, are open to the public. This is for the protection of the accused, to be certain to ascertain that there is a fair trial. "
" Under the Constitution, giving 'aid and comfort' to a wartime enemy can lead to a charge of treason. "